North Jakarta

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North Jakarta () is one of the five cities (kota) of Jakarta, Indonesia. North Jakarta is the only coastal city in Jakarta. In North Jakarta, an area at the estuary of Ciliwung river was the main port for the kingdom of Tarumanegara, which will later grows to become Jakarta. Many historic sites and artefacts of Jakarta can be found in North Jakarta. Both ports of Tanjung Priok and the historic Sunda Kelapa are located in the city.

North Jakarta contains some of Jakarta original nature, the mangrove forest. As the city develop, some of this mangrove forest has been converted into urban areas. However, a reforestation project aims at planting mangroves within an area of 400 hectares has already being enacted, scheduled to be finished in 2012. The main goal of the project is to minimized abrasion in the coastal area, especially around the Pantai Indah Kapuk area.

North Jakarta is bounded by Java Sea to the north; Bekasi to the east; West Jakarta, Central Jakarta and East Jakarta to the south; and Tangerang to the west.

History

The city of Jakarta grows from the area in what is now North Jakarta. In the 5th century, at the mouth of the Ciliwung-Angke River, grew the port city Sundapura (now near Tugu, Jakarta and Bekasi), which is the main port for the Kingdom of Tarumanegara under the leadership of King Mulawarman.

During the 16th century, the city, which covers only the area of what is now North Jakarta, was known as Jayakarta. The system of government in...
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